Bangladesh Chhatra League is set to celebrate its 70th founding anniversary on Thursday.
The pro-Awam League student organization with glorious records of struggle and success came into being on January 4 in 1948 at instructions of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with a view to attaining the country's independence.
Central leaders of the Chhatra League greeted all on the occasion of the organization's 70th founding anniversary.
The organization has decided to hold different programmes to mark the anniversary, said a press release.
The programmes will include hoisting National Flag and that of the organization atop its offices across the country at 6:30am, placing floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi 32 in Dhaka at 7:30 am, cutting cake at 10:01am at Dhaka University Curzon Hall, and holding colourful processions across the country.
The main procession will be brought in Dhaka on January 6, the release said, adding that warm clothes will be distributed among cold-hit distressed people on January 8 in front of Swoparjito Swadhinata Sculpture at Dhaka University, reports BSS.
Besides, a voluntary blood donation campaign will be arranged on January 9 and educational materials will be distributed among students on January 11.
The organization played a pioneering role in the 1952 Language Movement, in the victory of Jukta Front in the 1954 polls, anti-Aiyub movement in 1958, education movement in 1964, six-point movement in 1966, mass upsurge in 1969, elections in 1970, the Liberation War in 1971, rehabilitation activities in post-war Bangladesh, movement for restoration of democracy after 1975 changeover, student movement in 1983, and anti-autocratic movement in 1990.